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Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding Children’s Rights and Alternative Care June 30, 2021 Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Committee on the Rights of the Child ahead of its upcoming Day of…
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Parents Still Face Fight to Get the Help Their Children Need


 Click to expand Image “When the Zika epidemic first…
Carol and her husband Joselito with their three children
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Talking to refugees from Syria, Iraq, Congo, and other troubled countries in the Greek island of Chios almost two years ago brought me close to tears several times. They told me about life under war-torn countries or living under abusive, authoritarian…
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Last week, Rebeca Mendes Silva Leite, a 30-year-old woman from São Paulo, Brazil, asked Brazil’s Supreme Court for permission to safely and legally terminate an unplanned pregnancy she does not want to continue.
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People participate in the SlutWalk protest on Copacabana Beach, here pope Francis will celebrate mass at night, in Rio de Janeiro, July, 2013. The sign reads "No more criminalization of women, abortion is a right". ©  REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Members of Brazil´s Chamber of Deputies should think of Luan Gabriel de Souza´s death when they vote, in the next few weeks, on a bill (PL 4,471/2012) that could improve investigations of killings by police.
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Luan Gabriel de Souza. Photo courtesy of Luan´s family.